As the September 24 release date of their eponymous record is closing in, prog metal giants Dream Theater
decided to post another studio update, giving fans an insight of current DT affairs.
The band seemed as enthusiastic as ever while guitarist John Petrucci
kicked off the clip with a few big future aims.
"We went in
[the studio] with this mindset that we really wanted to top the last
he said. "That's always our mindset - we go and we say 'How could we take things to the next level, make the greatest album of our lives?' So that was the idea going in."
Sound engineer Rich Chycki
also gave his thoughts on working with the five-piece, failing to hide his awe of the dedication and musical power of each band member.
"Watching anybody play in this band is wow factor,"
he started. "It's really amazing to see musicians that have put that amount of focus on their playing. It's mind-blowing to see what these guys can do,"
As previously mentioned, "Dream Theater
" is scheduled for a September 24 release via Roadrunner Records. The band's previous effort, "A Dramatic Turn of Events
," dropped back in September 2011, charting at No. 8 on Billboard 200 with 36,000 units shipped in the US during the first week.
Read UG's interview with John Petrucci here